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A 67-Year-Old Woman With Progressive Dyspnea and Innumerous Pulmonary Nodules

      Case Presentation

      A 67-year-old woman, who recently immigrated to the United States from Afghanistan, presented to the hospital after sustaining a mechanical fall. She had no significant medical history and was not on any medication routinely. She denied any fever, night sweats, weight loss, shortness of breath, or hemoptysis. The patient had no prior personal history or exposure to TB. Results of a previous purified protein derivative skin test upon immigration were negative.
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